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Law firm launches BikeWitness.org

Published April 17, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — A New York law firm is launching a website intended to help victims of bike crashes connect with people who may have seen the accident.

Cyclists involved in a crash can post to the new site, BikeWitness.org, via Twitter or with Facebook from a mobile device. 

A sort of “missed encounters” for bike crash victims and bike crash witnesses.

The firm Flanzig and Flanzig, LLP said it noticed the inability of cycling clients to find a witness after a crash.

"The crash victim may have been able to only obtain a first or partial name, an incorrect phone number, or was so severely injured they were unable to ascertain any information after the crash. We also started to notice an increase in the failure of the police to properly obtain witness information. Although our clients knew there was a 'witness,' they could never ascertain their identity," a release from the firm read.

The firm said it hopes the site will provide a centralized place for victims and witnesses to find each other anywhere in the world. 

More information: www.bikewitness.org or NewYorkBikelawyers.com.

 

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